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Since the passage of Georgia’s new election law, parties from across the political spectrum have weighed-in on what it does and does not do. In this report, ABC News breaks down some of the more common claims about the law, including how it affects voting hours and early voting opportunities, ID requirements for mail-in voting, giving food and water to voters waiting in line, ballot drop boxes, and partisan control of county and state election boards.Visit ABC News to learn more.  Voter Education Week Young adults

The Minnesota legislature is considering competing bills concerning voting rights and access. The Republican-controlled Senate is pushing a bill which would require unregistered voters to cast provisional ballots which must be evaluated by a judge before being counted. This bill would change Minnesota law, which currently allows for same-day voter registration. The Democrat-controlled House is pushing a bill which would allow felons on probation to vote and allow for automatic voter registration. Despite these disagreements, at least one state lawmaker is optimistic that the

Democrats and voting rights advocates in Texas are putting pressure on the state’s largest businesses to speak out against pending legislation which they argue would disproportionately limit ballot access to voters of color. These businesses include AT&T, Pepsi, Toyota, Frito-Lay, and Southwest Airlines. State Republican leaders, including Governor Greg Abbott, have responded by criticizing corporations which have weighed-in on the issue of voting rights.Visit ABC News to learn more.  Voter Education Week Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and

Following the enactment of a new law in Georgia, which has been criticized for its potential to restrict access to the ballot box and suppress turnout among minority voters, Texas and Arizona are now emerging as the next states where fights over voting rights will take place. In Texas, legislation has been introduced which would ban drive-thru and 24-hour voting, prohibit election officials from mailing voters absentee ballot applications, and empower partisan poll watchers. In Arizona, legislation has been introduced which would make it

In response to state Republican efforts to restrict voting access and threats of boycotts from voting rights activists, corporate America has begun issuing statements on the issue. Voting rights advocates argue that the corporate response to the coronavirus pandemic and racial reckoning following the death of George Floyd helped prepare corporations to weigh-in on voting rights. Activists are pleased with corporate statements criticizing Republican voting restriction bills, and are working to ensure that corporations take action. Republicans have rejected corporate criticism and may take